Explore the Glasnevin Museum with almost 200 years of history. In addition, there is a fascinating cemetery tour on which 1.5 million people rest.
Take a unique look at Dublin's atmospheric Victorian tomb and visit the award-winning Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Step inside a Crypt designed in Daniel O'Connell's Celtic Romantic and see the tallest tower in Ireland
Experience the famous speech of Patrick Pearse at the tomb of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa on August 1, 1915
Over 1.5 million people rest at the moving Glasnevin Cemetery. Take a General History Tour and travel deep into Dublin's past, 100 years after the Easter Uprising. Also visit the graves of Irish heroes and learn about the significance of the cemetery's symbolism and architecture on the Dead Interesting Tour.
Choose one of these hot, historic tours, add a museum visit and it's clear it would be a serious mistake to leave Dublin without visiting Glasnevin.
Dead interesting tour: This brand new tour of Glasnevin Cemetery promises a great overview of the cemetery's diverse sculpture, symbolism and architecture. Find out here which sports heroes are resting, learn more about horticulture and the natural life that thrives among the dead.
General history: Let your guide enjoy the stories of colourful souls who have shaped Irish history. Ulster Covenant, The First World War, The Easter Rising and The War of Independence are all unearthed and broken down by pleasant historical anecdotes. You'll also see the graves of Irish heroes such as Eamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and others.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum: Enter this award-winning museum, the world's first cemetery museum. Exhibitions include the history of the cemetery, funeral monuments and there is even an impressive touch screen table with 200 life stories of important Irish personalities spanning almost 200 years.
The O'Connell Tower (separate ticket required, available locally): For the first time in over 45 years you can climb the O'Connell Tower, Ireland's tallest round tower. After an extensive restoration programme, the staircase in the tower is now accessible, complete with an exhibition on the legendary figure himself and the fascinating history of the tower. Once at the top, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the extensive cemetery with the cities of Dublin and Wicklow and the Irish Sea in the background.
Show your smartphone ticket at the cash desk. The entrance to the museum is on the right, tours will also leave from there.
• Access to the award-winning Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
• 10% discount at Tower Café and a 5 € genealogy voucher
• Access to the O’Connell Tower (available onsite for an extra fee)
Glasnevin Cemetery Finglas Rd, D11 PA00, Dublin
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